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While interest in electoral politics may be low among young people, many on the left are still fighting for change through other means. By Zurie Pope As a powerful storm rolled across the Cincinnati hills, the Langsam Library at the University of Cincinnati was eerily silent. The library served as one of many polling locations across […]
Were families that owned a home better protected from financial hardship compared to renters? By Maya Dalton and Ross Thomas EDITOR’S NOTE: In the Fall of 2021, a group of students at Wake Forest University took part in a class on Data-Driven Advocacy. Their objective was to find a question that was broadly relevant to inequality, answer that question […]
As students traveled home after YDSA’s winter conference, the future was still an open question, but their goal was clear. By Zurie Pope Gathered together at the headquarters of the Chicago Teachers Union, the Young Democratic Socialists of America held their annual Winter Conference in early April. With 119 chapters in 31 states, YDSA is the […]
The IU administration believes our work is marginal to the functioning of the university. Only a union can push back. By Christopher Agostino For years, the Indiana Graduate Workers Coalition–United Electric (IGWC-UE) union attempted to work with Indiana University administrators to secure improvements in pay and health care benefits, reduce overbearing workloads, ensure protections for international […]
Though Biden has extended the payment pause through August, over 5 million people will face serious financial risk once it expires. By Cody Hounanian and Alí R. Bustamante The past two years have seen record job growth, rising wages, and increasing bargaining power for workers. But for millions of Americans, the enormous burden of debt is overshadowing those […]
With minimal representation in my hometown and in the media, I hid my queerness and internalized toxic misconceptions about gender and sexuality. By Hannah Reynolds Coming of age in a rural, conservative-leaning town of 500 is in itself no easy feat. Growing up queer in such an environment is much harder. Supporting queer youth, regardless of […]